Homeland Security Chair: High Volume of Chatter Concerning Possible July 4 Terror Attack

Sunday on “Fox News Sunday,” House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said that there is there is a “great deal of chatter, a high volume” concerning possible attacks over the July 4th holiday.

McCaul said, “It’s concerning. there’s a great deal of chatter, a high volume, if you will. The joint intelligence bulletin was issued to state and locals. The concern is quite frankly the confluence of these events, ISIS spokesman calling for jihad during Ramadan which is happening right now. You have the one-year anniversary of the caliphate or Islamic State and now we have the Fourth of July coming up, which is one of the holidays we celebrate that they like to target this sort of thing and these anniversaries. I think given the confluence of events, we’re being on the cautious side here to warn the public to remain vigilant, to enjoy the Fourth of July parades, but remain vigilant during these celebrations.”

He added, “ISIS is not just regionalized, like the administration says in only Iraq and Syria. This is a global threat. This is a new generation of terrorists.”

Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.